Monday 1700, Lecture, CO078, Weeks 1-9 and 11-14
The end of term exam will have the same instructions as the 2010 paper, see below.
The midterm will be based on material covered in the following topics: Trajectories, Kinematics.
Sample Midterm from 2011 midterm.
Virtual office hour In advance of the midterm I will be holding a virtual office hour over facebook 8pm-9pm Wednesday evening on the MS4414 facebook page. Questions can also be emailed to me.
Kinematics: reference frames, motion in one dimension, motion with constant acceleration, kinematics in three dimensions, uniform circular motion, centripetal acceleration. Dynamics: mass, force, Newton's laws of motion, friction, Newton's law of gravity, planetary motion. Conservation laws: momentum, angular momentum, energy (kinetic energy, potential energy as gradient of force). Oscillatory motion: free and forced pendulum, resonance, parametric resonance. Introduction to the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian mechanics.
Introduction. Trajectories. Kinematics. Kinematics Examples (volcano). Newton's laws. Circular Motion (astrolabes). Friction ( example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4). Conservation of energy. Gravity. Conservation of energy 2. Angular momentum. Lagrangian mechanics. Hamiltonian mechanics. Dynamical systems.
Lectures with blanks filled in
Trajectories, (solutions). Kinematics (solutions). Newton's Laws, (solutions). Circular Motion, Friction, (solutions). Gravitation and Energy (solutions). Angular Momentum, (solutions). Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, (solutions). Dynamical systems, (solutions).
The midterm and end of term exam papers will contain a summary of relevant formulae. It is slightly changed from the version in the past exam papers above. Summary.
Newton's Cradle. Tippe Top. Rattleback (Celt). Molecular Dynamics Radiation damage in zircon. Jearl Walker See bed of nails trick, 22 minutes in. Balancing a spoon on your nose wikihow. Formula one car howstuffworks.
Maths Learning Centre.